Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 196 161
Rank change year-on-year +25 -35 -9
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 16 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.93% 2.23% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 8
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £488 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.82% +34.48% -3.33%
10th Percentile £350 £353 £304
90th Percentile £506 £805 £533
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.62 £39.51
% change year-on-year +8.62% -30.08% -12.21%

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 546 674 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.37% 11.00% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 442 289
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.23% +14.81%
10th Percentile £188 £207 £225
90th Percentile £525 £524 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £27.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -9.40% +53.31%
10th Percentile £9.68 £10.84 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £42.25 £43.43
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £21.64
% change year-on-year -12.42% +5.52% +10.97%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +5 6 £438 -12.50% 3
Shropshire - 3 - -
Warwickshire 0 2 £350 -22.22%
Coventry - 1 - -
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 7 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (37.50%) Data Protection
2 6 (37.50%) Information Security
3 5 (31.25%) Wireless
3 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
3 5 (31.25%) LAN
3 5 (31.25%) WAN
4 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
5 3 (18.75%) Legal
5 3 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) WLAN
5 3 (18.75%) VPN
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (18.75%) MCSE
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
5 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (18.75%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (18.75%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) COBIT
6 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) SCCM
6 2 (12.50%) Data Governance

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) LAN
1 5 (31.25%) WAN
1 5 (31.25%) Wireless
2 3 (18.75%) VPN
2 3 (18.75%) WLAN
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Codeship
General
1 3 (18.75%) Legal
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Operations Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Server Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Server Support
3 2 (12.50%) Server Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (18.75%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (18.75%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Data Protection
1 6 (37.50%) Information Security
2 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
3 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Data Governance
4 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security Management
4 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Governance
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (12.50%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (12.50%) Security Management
4 2 (12.50%) Security Operations
4 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) MCSE
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CISSP
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (6.25%) AWS Certification
3 1 (6.25%) CISA
3 1 (6.25%) CISM
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) VCP5
3 1 (6.25%) VCP6
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (12.50%) COBIT
2 2 (12.50%) GDPR
3 1 (6.25%) GCP
3 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
1 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix
2 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) Ingenico
3 1 (6.25%) NCR